The D&O Diary mug continues to make cameo appearances at venues near and far. The latest round of mug shots incudes pictures of a variety of classic American scenes, including sun-drenched shots of city skylines.


Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out to anyone who requested one a D&O Diary coffee mug – for free – but only if the mug recipient agreed to send me back a picture of the mug and a description of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. In previous posts (here, here, here, here, here,  here, and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. The pictures have continued to arrive and I have posted the latest round below.


Leading off this set of mug shots, we have some great pictures of New York City scenes. The first picture was sent in by our good friend Jim Skarzynski  of the Boundas,  Skarzynski, Walsh & Black law firm. The photo reflects the view from Jim’s New York office window, including, in the background, the Statute of Liberty.












The next mug shot was sent in by Emily Kanterman of Willis in New York. The picture was taken in front of the 1964 World’s Fair Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Emily also sent in a picture of her son and future D&O Diary reader, Ethan, holding the mug.
































The next mug shot includes a great view of the Chicago skyline. This picture first appeared as a Twitter Pic in a Tweet posted by @MonitorHQ. I wanted to incorporate a screen shot of the actual Tweet but for some reason I couldn’t get the Print Screen function to work. The original Tweet said “A D&O Diary cup rolling over the river in Chicago” and attributed the message to a D&O Diary Fan at Monitor. (Cheers, guys. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to include an image of the Tweet).













And speaking of skylines, here is a beautiful view of another great American city’s skyline. As you undoubtedly guessed, the beautiful city in the picture is none other than Cleveland, home of The D&O Diary.  Thanks to Jeanne Moscarillo of The Fedeli Group in Independence, Ohio for sending in the Cleveland mug shot.













Finally, Tim Marlin of The Harford sent in this picture taken in Holland, Michigan, in front of “Big Red,” the lighthouse that marks the entrance to Lake Macatawa from Lake Michigan. Long time readers know that Lake Michigan has a very special place in my heart, and the lake apparently is a special place for Tim and his wife as well. Tim reports that he proposed to his wife at the exact spot where the picture was taken.













It is such great fun to receive readers’ pictures and to see the beautiful places that people work, live or visit. I think it so great that readers are hauling their mugs around to all sorts of locations looking for just the right mug shot. My thanks to everyone who has sent in photos.


If there are readers out there who want a mug and have not yet ordered one, I still have some mugs left. If you would like one, just drop me a note and I will be happy to send one along to you. Just remember that if you order a mug, you have to send back a picture. Also, please be patient if you order a mug, it may take a few days for me to get your mug in the mail.


A Break in the Action: I will be on the road for the next few days, so there will be an interruption in The D&O Diary’s publication schedule. Normal publication will resume when I return.